intercontinental ballistic missile


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intercontinental ballistic missile:

see guided missileguided missile,
self-propelled, unmanned space or air vehicle carrying an explosive warhead. Its path can be adjusted during flight, either by automatic self-contained controls or remote human control. Guided missiles are powered either by rocket engines or by jet propulsion.
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intercontinental ballistic missile

[¦in·tər‚kant·ən′ent·əl bə¦lis·tik ′mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A missile flying a ballistic trajectory after guided powered flight, usually over ranges in excess of 4000 miles (6500 kilometers). Abbreviated ICBM.
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